Finance

Finance Intranet

Welcome

Our role is to underpin and support the University in achieving its strategic goals through the provision of high quality financial services including advice and assurance, financial reporting, business planning and transactional services.

  • Alison Davies
    Director of Finance  


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Our experienced team is absolutely committed to delivering open, professional and flexible services in a collaborative and friendly way.

The Department has six key functions and our staff work from a number of locations across the University including the ground floor Student Hub, 7th floor Main Building, and within Schools and Conference Aston.

Our key activities are as follows:

  • Operations - cashiers, accounts payable, accounts receivable, credit control, and cash management (or treasury).
  • School Accounting - business partnering, research finance (post award), management accounting & reporting, tuition fee planning & forecasting.
  • Central & Commercial Accounting - business partnering, management accounting & reporting.
  • Risk, Insurance & Procurement - procurement and insurance services and compliance, risk and audit management and monitoring.
  • Corporate Accounting - financial statements, VAT and Tax services, capital budgeting, financial systems management and development.
  • Reporting & Business Intelligence - group management accounts, annual planning process, corporate reports and KPIs, external returns.

A full organisation chart can be found here: Finance Organisation Chart

Please find copies of all Finance related forms below:

New Agresso user

To obtain an Agresso Sign-on please fill in the New Agresso User Form and return to:- Email: agresso@aston.ac.uk

New supplier request

To be able to raise a requisition on Agresso the supplier must be set up on the system. If you need a new supplier to be set up on Agresso click here.

This form is required by Accounts Payable in order for them to carry out their due diligence and anti-fraud checks.  Accounts Payable are unable to set a supplier up without the form being completed.  This form also assists the team in obtaining all necessary information to set the supplier up as efficiently as possible.

Please note that this form is not linked to Agresso and you will still need to complete the new supplier set up within Agresso.

Staff sending the form to suppliers should email this link https://form.jotformeu.com/60113495442349

 

Non-supplier payment request

Student and non staff expense forms    

If you need to claim expenses and you are not a member of staff the following form need to be completed.

Studentship request


Please note that Payroll falls within HR, for Payroll information, including staff expenses please click here.

Finance year end poster

Download your copy here.

Please find copies of our current Financial policies available for download below.

Operations

Accounts Payable - No Order, No Pay Policy 
Treasury Management Policy

Corporate Accounting

Financial Regulations and Governance Policy 
Authority Limits
Ethical Investment Policy

Risk, Insurance and Procurement

Procurement - Code of Conduct 
Strategic Risk - Fraud Policy
Strategic Risk - Risk Management Strategy 

2017 Risk Assessment for MB717 and Finance Centre